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Beads and amulets

This group of beads and amulets contains: a) one amethyst hand amulet b) one amethyst hawk amulet c) one carnelian hawk amulet e) one long irregularly shaped bead or amulet of brown stone f) two amazonite hippo head amulets (Object Register lists 4) g) one faience quatrefoil bead h)...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 255 stairway. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Shiekh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-349

Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, carnelian, amethyst, amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads